Winter Blahs…get the Blues
DAVID “BOXCAR” GATES
Friday, February 22, the Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver. Tickets $29.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges) from the Kay Meek Box Office.
Charge by phone 604-981-6335 or online at www.kaymeekcentre.com.
Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Encore Music Live present BLUES EXPLOSION – FEATURING DAVID GOGO & DAVID “BOXCAR” GATES, Friday, February 22 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Tickets are $29.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges). Charge by phone 604-981-6335 or online at www.kaymeekcentre.com.
One of Canada’s most renowned blues-rock guitarists, DAVID GOGO, has performed with the legendary B.B. KING, BO DIDDLEY, GEORGE THOROGOOD, ZZ TOP, and JOHNNY WINTER. Gogo delivers Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel”, the Procol Harum nugget “Whisky Train”, the Doors’ under-appreciated “The Changeling”, “I Found a Love” by Wilson Pickett and Elmore James’ “Please Find My Baby” with the quintessential Gogo twist. Along with his originals and other works, he electrifies the stage with sizzling, hard-rocking blues filled with heavy grooves, grit and emotion.
An incredible showman with cutthroat wit and virtuosic blues guitar playing, DAVID GOGO delivers a blistering live performance. He has a string of remarkable accomplishments to show for it, earning three Juno Nominations for Blues Album of the Year (2003, 2007, 2012) , the Saturday Night Blues’ Great Canadian Blues Award for a lifetime contribution to the blues in Canada (2004), WCMA Musician of the Year (2000), WCMA Blues Recording of the Year (2012) and has two wins for Maple Blues Guitarist of the Year (2002, 2004). Art Tipaldi, Senior Writer, Blues Revue/BluesWax declares “Gogo distinguishes himself as not only a fiery guitarist, but also as a world-class slide player…..he is as soulful a singer as he is guitarist.” “David is a great blues player. I like his style!” says Johnny Winter. The Winnipeg Free Press concludes, “If there was a list of the best guitar players in Canada, David Gogo, would be on that list.”
For more information about DAVID GOGO visit www.davidgogo.com.
An astonishing acoustic-ragtime-delta blues guitar talent, DAVID “ BOXCAR ” GATES is an up-and-coming new Canadian Blues shooting star. He has been mesmerizing audiences across Canada and the US with such hits as “Jump I Do”, “Train Travellin’ Man” and “Rain Will Come”. Heavily influenced by Mississippi John Hurt, Big Bill Broonzy and Mississippi Fred McDowell, Gates’ Piedmont Blues stylings are drenched with bottleneck slide and alternate fingerpicking with a ragtime twist. He accompanies himself on the blues harp, mounted to a unique, homemade rack, constructed out of bicycle and lampshade parts.
At only 29 years old DAVID “ BOXCAR ” GATES has been praised by press and media representatives alike, as well as industry professionals the likes of Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records), who commented, “This Boy can play !!! “. A sheer pleasure to experience, this amazing one-man Blues extravaganza is a not-to-be-missed, must-see performance!
For more information about DAVID “BOXCAR” GATES visit www.davidboxcargates.ca.
Rock.It Boy Entertainment and Encore Music Live present BLUES EXPLOSION – FEATURING DAVID GOGO & DAVID “BOXCAR” GATES, Friday, February 22 at the Kay Meek Centre in West Vancouver. Tickets are $29.50 (plus Facility Fee and Service Charges). Charge by phone 604-981-6335 or online at www.kaymeekcentre.com. Doors at 7:00PM. Show at 7:30PM.